Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Narali Purnima & Raksha Bandhan: An Auspicious Combination

Narali Purnima
21st August 2013 - Let’s see what is special about this day. Well, indeed it is a very special day today, as two important festivals are celebrated on this auspicious day. They being Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan.

Narali Purnima, which is largely celebrated in the state of Maharashtra, is also celebrated in parts of Goa, Gujarat and Kerala. Let’s just say this is a coastal area festival.

Narali Purnima is a festival widely and mainly celebrated by the fishing folk. This is to offer prayers to the Sea God to mark the end of monsoon season and to kickstart a wonderful fishing season.

The main offering done on this day is the Coconut. it is believed that offering a gold Coconut to the sea will bring oodles of good luck, but as it is not affordable by many, normal coconuts are preferred.

If you wish to know about this amazing festival in detail, please click here - Narali Purnima in 2013 

Now, let’s take a look at another big festival celebrated on this day and that is Raksha Bandhan. Well, there has been a little confusion on the exact date, while some celebrated the festival on 20th August, there are some who are celebrating it today as well.

Click here to clear your confusion and know the exact date as well as time to celebrate Raksha Bandhan - Raksha Bandhan Muhurat 2013

Raksha Bandhan
Raksha bandhan is a very loved festival, as it is celebrated to mark the beautiful bond between brother and sister. This festival is very popular and is celebrated by everyone irrespective of their caste, religion and language. Girls prepare things in advance and shop for the best Rakhi’s for their beloved brothers, who then reward them with a rightful gift.

If you wish to know in detail about this glorious festival, click here - Raksha Bandhan 2013 

Hope this day will bring you all the joy and happiness !

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